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‘Dynamic’? Bah!

Thank you for your very good article on “dynamic” pricing in the travel industry [“Beating the Price Change Odds,” On the Spot, by Catharine Hamm, May 7].

I travel from the Bay Area to Mammoth Lakes to ski in the winter. I am always amazed at how hotel room prices vary; it makes no sense.

They can vary from purchasing online, calling reservations or directly calling the hotel, all done within 10 minutes.

I gave up on the travel industry years ago. You can pay a lot of money and get very little. Service is a thing of the past. Travel industry employees could care less, and I’m sure they are treated very poorly.

The travel industry sees the customer as the enemy.

If dynamic pricing is correct, why don’t all industries use it? Why is a McDonald’s hamburger not more expensive at peak dining periods?

It’s just lies and dishonesty. There is nothing dynamic about it.

Bill Honey

Walnut Creek, Calif.

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